06-24 November 2019



Spotlight on India
Gitanjali Rao


2019 / 93’ / Hawaii Premiere / Hindi


In the booming urban sprawl of Bombay, Kamala sells garlands during the day and works as a dancer in a nightclub. Kamala is determined to protect her sister Tara from their brutal reality, sidestepping a notorious gangster’s interest in becoming her suitor. Kamala finds comfort in a young Muslim boy named Salim, who also understands the struggle to survive all too well. Their story my seem all too familiar for a film out of India, but BOMBAY ROSE is a cinematic experience unlike any other. 
With each hand-painted frame, BOMBAY ROSE is an animated twist on the Bollywood romantic trope, a deeper character-driven exploration into achingly beautiful relationships strained by an increasingly unconcerned modern society. Requiring 60 artists and over 18 months of production to create an oil-painted aesthetic, this film is an audacious contribution to Indian cinema. BOMBAY ROSE made its worldwide debut at the Venice Film Festival and screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section of the Toronto International Film Festival in 2019.

-Kanani Lyons

Monday 11 19:30 - 21:08Regal Dole Cannery 16
Wednesday 13 16:00 - 17:38Regal Dole Cannery 15


DirectorGitanjali Rao.
CastAnurag Kashyap, Virendra Saxena, Shishir Sharma, Geetanjali Kulkarni and Makrand Deshpande.
ScreenplayAsad Hussain and Gitanjali Rao.
Production designerRupali Gatti.
EditorGitanjali Rao.
SoundP.m. Satheesh.

Rohit Khattar....Producer
Anand Mahindra....Producer

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